Turkey’s competition board to fine Meta $37.2 million in data-sharing probe


ISTANBUL: Turkey’s competition board fined Meta Platforms 1.2 billion lira ($37.20 million) on Wednesday after concluding two separate investigations on data-sharing in its Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Threads platforms.
The board launched an investigation into Meta in December over a potential violation of competition regulation by linking its social media platforms Threads and Instagram.The board in March imposed an interim measure on Meta meant to hinder information sharing between these two platforms.
Meta stated final month it might briefly shut down Threads in Turkey to adjust to the interim order.
The board stated on Wednesday it imposed a fine of 898 million lira for the compliance course of and the investigations launched into Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, in addition to an extra 336 million lira fine for a separate investigation into Threads.
Users will likely be ready to merge private information between Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp with their very own consent and will likely be notified about information utilization, in accordance to the board resolution. Users will likely be ready to change their settings later, if wanted, utilizing an “accounts centre” on the platforms, it stated.
In January, the board additionally fined Meta $160,000 per day for failing to present adequate documentation as a part of one other earlier investigation. It had additionally imposed a every day fine of 4.8 million lira per day in March over a notification message about data-sharing.
Both these penalties ended on May 3.
In 2022, the board additionally determined to fine Meta 346.72 million lira for violating competition regulation.

Nilesh Desai
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